Old Center, Amsterdam, North Holland Province
The historic charm of Europe has long been entrancing newlyweds. From the cobblestone streets of Paris to the vineyards of Spain, Europe provides the quintessential escape for couples looking to celebrate their nuptials. Romantic hotels are aplenty across the pond, and choosing that one perfect hideaway can be just as difficult as the walk down the aisle. To help you out during your honeymoon planning, we've found our favorite hotels ready for romance -- and we've taken into consideration both the splurgers and the savers. Our first pick in each destination offers over-the-top luxury (and prices), while our second choice offers a cozy European getaway without too many dollar signs attached. Check them all out in this slideshow: Amsterdam The Splurge: Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam The Sofitel is an upscale, romantic property in the heart of Amsterdam's Old Center. The building has a rich history; it has been both a 15th century convent and a city hall. Hotel features include a high-end spa with indoor heated pool, a modern fitness center, and Bridges Restaurant with a canal-side garden terrace for dining al fresco. Plus, former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was wed here in 1966, so it has the royal stamp of approval where romance is concerned.